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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Where to find us

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula
Canberra ACT 2601

Contact details

Freecall: 1800 026 132
Phone: +61 2 6208 5000

General admission is free

Costs apply for some special exhibitions and events. A $5 donation on arrival enables us to continue delivering world-class exhibitions and programs.

The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.

Explore our story

Corporate information About us, who we are and what we do, our plans and policies and contact details.
Publications See our exhibition catalogues, annual reports, scholarly, general and special interest titles.
Employment Apply for jobs, to join our temporary employment register or to volunteer at the Museum.


Our Public Affairs team assists the media with inquiries about the Museum, its collections and exhibitions, and helps connect media with our expert staff.

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